|The PGA Tourís elite will descend upon Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Virginia today to prepare for Thursdayís 1:10 p.m. start of the 2005 Presidentís Cup. Sportsbook.com favors the home team, listing the US team as a 5-9 bet to win its fourth Presidentís Cup trophy. Odds on the International squad are set at 3-2.|
ďIn light of the tie at the last Presidentís Cup with Tiger Woods and Ernie Els playing into the night, and the core of the rosters remaining the same, I anticipate a tight match,Ē says Peter Childs, Odds Maker, Sportsbook.com. ďEls wonít be teeing up for the International team this year, but Vijay has been right with Woods all season, he will be a huge threat to the American team.Ē
Team USA, has won the tournament three times, while the International team only has one win in the books. A re-match for the captains, this week the teams will be lead by Jack Nicklaus (US) and Gary Player (International).
The first set of captainís pairings will be announced at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday September 21.